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Auberge Escapade Inn

7.0 | Good
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1-min. drive from Hwy 55, guests praised cleanliness and customer service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant and at the free breakfast
  • Several guests found the location convenient for exploring the area by car
  • A few reviewers found their rooms quiet
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the on-site restaurant understaffed
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 3, 2014
Overview
This hotel is less than a 1-minute drive from Highway 55, north of the town centre area. Offering an on-site business centre, meeting space and free Wi-Fi, this property is well suited for business travellers.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV and DVD player, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a jetted tub and/or a sofabed. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Free parking is available on site and pets under 10 lbs are permitted in select rooms at no additional fee.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 10 am. The on-site Arthur Dining Room serves dinner only.

Other on-site amenities include a business centre and meeting/banquet space and catering services.

The Shawinigan Centre of Arts and a Walmart store are both 3 minutes of the hotel by car, while the Shawinigan College Sports Centre is a 4-minute drive away. The Melville Island Park is 6 minutes away by car, while Trois Rivieres (including the Borealis Museum and the Museum of Quebec Popular Culture) is about a 27-minute drive away.

The Trois Rivieres Airport (YRQ) is about 20 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 28, 2014: Free breakfast hours, wheelchair accessibility, pet policy and some on-site amenities.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally pleased with their stay at this hotel.

The rooms were often described as clean and comfortable, while a few guests added that their rooms were quiet.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service.

Several reviewers enjoyed the food at the free breakfast, while several other guests praised the food served at the on-site restaurant. However, there were a couple of complaints about service at the restaurant (see below for more details). 

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway and exploring the area by car.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, while several guests praised the food served at the on-site restaurant, a couple of reviewers thought that the restaurant was understaffed and that the wait service was poor.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5, with 92% of 13 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 5 hotels in Shawinigan, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 13 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.7 out of 10, based on 32 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 28, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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3 / out of 3
hotels in Shawinigan

Rated 7.0/10 based on 193 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 3 hotels in Shawinigan

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Map Marker Auberge Escapade Inn
3383 rue Garnier, Shawinigan, QC